The Commercial Communications Council has announced 100 Effie finalists across the 17 categories for 2018 and DDB, Colenso BBDO and Special Group lead the way.
Monthly Archives: September, 2018
Insight and analytics agency TRA has won gold at the ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Awards for its segmentation work with Paymark.
Big data is everywhere. Information floods organisations constantly, coming from external and internal sources. However, there’s also increasing ability for organisations to extract value from information using AI. We speak to Jodie Sangster, CMO Lead at IBM Watson, about how AI will support the day-to-day life of marketers.
Radio New Zealand will be celebrating with the latest round of GfK results showing it reaches 705,800 New Zealanders (10+) each week. StopPress talked with David Allan, head of radio and music, about the reasons behind the station’s growth, line-up changes and the importance of digital.
Next month, Auckland’s Shed 10 will be taken over by the next generation of female leaders to hear from industry experts, pioneers and game changers at the Femmepire Summit of 2018.
The latest Sony Pictures superhero movie gets some out-of-door love via Phantom Billstickers.
Fair to say, 2018 has been the year of the single-use plastic bag – or more so, no single-use plastic bags. While retailers, such as supermarkets, have been spear-heading the movement, publishers are now getting on board thanks to environmentally-friendly wrap Compostic.
As part of our Programmatic Guide, full-service programmatic trading desk Acquire Online takes a look at media supply chain, precision targeting, and connecting the marketers to the consumer.
The head of News and Current Affairs at Māori Television has resigned, but the network says it has nothing to do with the proposed restructure.
NZME has appointed long-time MediaWorks marketer Katie Mills as the new chief marketing officer.
In just a few short years, Rebecca Barnett has managed to make a name for herself at Loyalty New Zealand as a stand-out marketing executive and all-round team player. Working with the Fly Buys Rewards team has seen Barnett go from strength to strength and this Rookie Marketer of the Year is only just getting started.
Kiwibank is looking to the future in the latest campaign created in collaboration with The Enthusiasts.
From a calming, machine-learning led interactive experience at Starship Children’s Hospital, to the story of a goat that acts as anti-bullying initiative and teaches children the effect their actions can have, the best in New Zealand design was crowned at the 2018 Best Awards on the weekend – and a discussion about gender equality in design has been brought to the industry’s attention. Here are the supreme winners, and a statement from the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) CEO Cathy Veninga on the protests that took place.
Dot Loves Data will soon be advancing the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms with up tp $15 million in funding from Callaghan Innovation.
A famously difficult visual medium, sound, has been fused with animation to show just how important it is in our lives in the latest campaign for Bay Audiology by Saatchi & Saatchi.
PR, experiential and social media campaigns are set to be recognised with a new annual PREScom Awards, run by The Commercial Communication Council’s PR, Experiential and Social Media Committee (PREScom).
From launching the TAB’s most successful marketing initiative yet to attracting a new generation of customers, head of strategic marketing Simon Jarvis has taken the challenge of refreshing the brand to new heights.
GrownUps is passionate about providing great resources and services for the 50-plus community here in New Zealand. To keep up-to-date with the current trends and insights, each year it runs the GrownUps annual survey, with 150,000 members nationwide invited to participate. Here are some of the results.
As part of our Programmatic Guide, KPEX CEO Simon Birkenhead looks at New Zealand’s programmatic industry and explains the rationale behind building a consortium of local media companies to create a brand safe environment with a scaled audience.
Another round of radio results brings with it the news that New Zealand radio is a steady business. Commercial radio has retained its 3.4 million New Zealanders (10+) tuning in each week, giving both MediaWorks and NZME reason to celebrate. We break down the results to see how More FM, Coast and Magic had standout performances, while The Breeze and Mai lost some footing.
Follow the money. It’s an axiom that journalists have believed in for years and a guiding light when it comes to holding the powerful to account. But that phrase is increasingly pertinent to those who run media businesses. As advertising money flows away from traditional channels towards large tech firms, the old business model of selling space around the news is creaking. And that has led to a range of experiments from publishers and broadcasters hoping to keep the lights on – and to keep shining those lights into dark places. Erin McKenzie dives into the local news media feed and finds plenty of experiments, but no simple answer to the funding conundrum.
Ogilvy has announced a number of senior moves, with Regan Grafton promoted to the role of chief creative officer while Lisa Fedyszyn and Jonathan McMahon become joint executive creative directors.
Its radio survey time again and in the third round for 2018, 3.66 million New Zealanders have been found to listen to radio each week, with The Edge seeing the biggest audience.